Why is an elevated heart rate alone not always a valid indicator of effective aerobic-training?

Poor indicator. We use target heart rate as guideline to tailor aerobic training and calculating of energy utilization. Elevated heart rate is a poor indicator of effective aerobic training as many variable affects hr, including deconditioning, anemia, pain, euphoria, drugs, dehydration. How slowly the heart rate ramps up during aerobic exercise and how rapidly it declines to baseline are better predictor.

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Is an elevated heart rate over 100+ for over 2 days --bad at 70?

Similar to fever. It's not bad in and of itself, but it's an indication that your system is stressed by something, just like fever isn't harmful but is a sign of infection. You need a checkup, sir. Read more...

Is an elevated heart rate of 100-115bpm dangerous for my baby brought on by episodes of stress occasionally? 24 weeks pregnant.

Pulse. Its really only an issue if you become symptomatic. Many pregnant women are mildly tachycardic (increased pulse) and with activity have a higher than usual pulse rate. The baby tolerates this well, but if you are having issues with this palpitations, passing out, etc. you need to speak with your physician. Read more...

When I have alcohol more often than not I get an elevated heart rate. Is it the sugar in the alcohol?

No. The likely cause of increased heart rate with alcohol ingestion is vasodilation. That is, alcohol causes your blood vessels to dilate leading to a chain reaction in the body resulting in a rise in heart rate. There have been some consideration that alcohol may affect the vagal stimulation of the heart, preventing a compensatory slowing of the heart rate, but this has not been proven. Read more...

What can cause a high fever and an elevated heart rate during labor?

Infection. The obstetrician will react accordingly. This could signal an intrauterine infection. The pediatrician will also evaluate once baby is born. Read more...
Chorio, epidural. Chorioamnionitis (intrauterine infection) or central hyperthermia from epidural anesthesia are the two likely culprits. Other rare possibilities: pyelonephritis, infected intravenotus line. In any case, fever during labor is not welcome and prompt action should be undertaken to hasten delivery while notifying neonatology for further evaluation and management. Read more...

Is it bad if you've had an elevated heart rate over 100+ for over 2 days?

Rapid heart rate. It depends. If you run a fever, drink a lot of coffee or other caffeine-containing beverages, run around, are excited, or are in a very hot environment, it may be a normal response. If your heart rate stays that way even if you sit quietly in a cool environment, you probably should see a phy7sician. Read more...